Agency on Aging Home
Eligibility & Cost for Services
We provide programs and services to Flathead County residents aged 60 or older and to their family caregivers. We can also help you connect with services and benefits provided by other organizations. Give us a call or send us an email to get started!
Individuals are invited, but not required, to donate to help cover the cost of the services they receive.
We are here to support family caregivers! We offer services such as respite through in-home care. Respite provides relief for the caregiver of an older person at home. We also offer information and assistance to caregivers; access to our resource lounge (appointments required), in which you and/or family members can view educational materials, including webinars, and meet with a trained professional for life care planning. Also visit our Caregiver Corner on our website for information on local support groups, Alzheimer's Association resources, caregiver stories, and more. Caregiver Corner | Flathead County, MT
This is a service that provides the homebound (persons unable to leave their home without assistance) with hot, nutritious noon meals delivered by volunteers Monday through Friday. Special diets such as diabetic, low cholesterol or other special needs may be accommodated.
Please call for reservations: 406-758-5711
State Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
Assistance with Medicare/Medicaid and supplemental insurance. We help with finding the best Part D (prescription) plan to meet your needs.
Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
This is a project that recruits volunteers to learn about the Medicare system and teaches beneficiaries how to read their insurance statements. This program is meant to help fight fraud, waste, and abuse in the insurance field.
Advocacy for all residents of long-term care facilities (nursing homes and assisted living facilities), assisting them in resolving problems or complaints. The program serves to monitor the quality of care and life for residents of long-term care facilities. For more information call 406-758-5730.
We provide balanced lunch meals in our spacious dining room at the Agency on Aging at 40 11th Street West in Kalispell, and at local senior and community centers. These meals offer seniors an opportunity to have a mid-day balanced meal and to visit with friends and neighbors. For 60+ we ask for a donation of $4. For guests under 60 years of age, the cost for lunch is $8. Visit our home page for the current month's menu. Visit the Congregate Meals page for a listing of the other meals sites in Flathead County.
The Veteran Directed Care Program (VDC) empowers Veterans to hire and supervise care providers (may be a family member) to help with daily needs. This program is a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs, who determines eligibility and establishes participant budgets. All VA enrolled veterans, regardless of age, are eligible if they meet the clinical need for the VDC program. Once approved by the VA, an Agency on Aging Care Coordinator will work with the Veteran to develop a self-directed plan of care and will provide ongoing support to manage the care plan. Call 406-758-2478 to learn more, or email:
Current Status of Office Hours and Services
- We ask that clients call ahead for an appointment. To make an appointment or ask questions please call us at 758-5730.
- Our Medicare 101 classes are offered every 4th Tuesday of the month from 1:00-3:00 at 40 11th Street West South Campus Conference Room. Call 406-758-5730 to reserve your spot.
- Reservations are not required in the AOA Dining Room. The Dining Room is open to the public. We are continuing to deliver Meals on Wheels and are offering take-home frozen meals.
- Area senior centers have onsite dining and also deliver Meals on Wheels in their local communities. Please contact the center in your area for the most up-to-date information (visit Services - Congregate Dining for more information).